Legal Training: Know Your Rights & Witnessing Police Behaviour
January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm
This training, facilitated by legal experts, will give you in-depth training of the legality of direct action, and give you everything you need to know to take direct action, for the planet and for the animals.
It will be split into two parts:
PART ONE – Know Your Rights (12:00pm – 2:00pm)
What are your legal rights? What are the police allowed to do? What happens when you get arrested?
BREAK (2:00pm – 2:15pm)
PART TWO – Witnessing Police Behaviour (2:15pm – 3:15pm)
NB: By coming to this training, it does NOT mean that you are a legal observer; you will be someone who has some very useful skills when witnessing forms of policing.
When at an action, the police also generally turn up. In this training, you will learn how to effectively monitor the following:
– Stop and Searches
We recognise that the police often (and generally do) use their powers in a discriminatory manner to target Black people, POC, LGBTQ+ and disabled people (to name a few), due to institutional racism, sexism, transphobia and ableism within the police force. By the end of this training, you will be able to monitor the police’s actions, whilst also trying to safeguard the person being subjected to the police behaviour.
This training is essential for all those looking to attend future actions.